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Traffic lights are being added at intersections

Probably you’ll laugh at me: I’m in my late 20s yet I’m still an “immature driver” — I am super nervous every time I drive.

Here’re the reasons:
- There’re a lot of cars on the road in Silicon Valley
- So many intersections being so close to each other — so are the highway exits
- As a foreigner (to US), it is already taking me extra time to process English (turn left, turn right, second from the right lane…)
- Not to mention for those exotic units of length — What does “in 0.2 …


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image source: https://www.luxurysociety.com/zh-hans/articles/2019/03/dou-yin-ru-he-gai-bian-zhong-guo-de-she-chi-pin-ying-xiao/

I was born and raised in China. Now I’ve been living in the US for 8 years.

In recent years, I found almost all my family and friends are into the app called 抖音 (DouYin). And for your information, its US/international version is TikTok.

I do not have 抖音or TikTok till today.
Because I know myself very well — I have weak weak will power.

So after hearing that all videos on TikTok are fairly short; and seeing how my friends and family are so addicted to one single app — I never had the courage to download it. I was afraid that:
- I will end up spending all my spare time there
- My attention span would get shorter and shorter (thanks to Youtube, mine is already fairly short… Can’t think of last time that I sat and read for hours)
- My videos get close-to-zero clicks and likes (my ego is…


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Traffic lights are being added at intersections

Probably you’ll laugh at me: I’m in my late 20s yet I’m still an “immature driver” — I am super nervous every time I drive.

Here’re the reasons:
- There’re a lot of cars on the road in Silicon Valley
- So many intersections being so close to each other — so are the highway exits
- As a foreigner (to US), it is already taking me extra time to process English (turn left, turn right, second from the right lane…)
- Not to mention for those exotic units of length — What does “in 0.2 …

Changchang Liu

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